|Occurred : 10/5/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 10/05/2010 20:00)
Reported: 10/6/2010 12:54:08 PM 12:54
Location: Edgerton, KS
Duration:1 Hr 40 Minutes
|Unidentified Object with flashing lights near Edgerton KS
At 2000 hours on October 5th, 2010 I went out for a smoke on my deck. I noticed a bright object due west hovering in the vicinity of Baldwin, Kansas.
I called my wife and daughter out on the deck and ask them to bring out my binoculars so that I could look at this object.
The object was like a bright star but had had flashing lights. These lights were visible to the naked eye. The object was round or oval shaped with a domed top. There was a bright white flashing light on top. Below that at the base were multi-colored lights (Re, White, Blue, Green and Yellow) flashing in a counter clockwise rotational pattern.
The lights were very visible from the bottom of the object with the aid of binoculars, which my wife, my daughter and I all saw. The Object remained motionless, just hovering and silent. I estimated it about 5-8 miles away between Edgerton, Kansas and Baldwin, Kansas directly due west of Edgerton along Old Hwy 56.
By 2045 hrs, I realized that this was definitely no helicopter or known aircraft. My home is surrounded by New Century Air Century, the Gardner and Ottawa municipal airports and I and 60 miles South West of Forbes Field. I call the FAA and received no response and by 2050 called the Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept and a Deputy was dispatched. He was nearby and arrived by 2055 hrs. He observed the object and looked at it with the binoculars. I report to him that the object has been static for over an hour. He was dumbstruck, and though it my atmospheric interference, or a UFO as in Unidentified Aircraft. He was polite and professional and left.
My family and I continued to watch the object until 2140, when I retired for the evening.
I am Retired from the Army with 30 year of Service and work as a Civil Service Employee for the Coast Guard.
My Wife: Works for local School district 10 years My Daughter; 20 year old college sophomore Sheriff's Deputy 8 years patrol experience
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of the star, Vega, we suspect. It was very prominent, and chromatic, at the time, and on the date, indicated. PD))